A powerful network

Our apprenticeship alumni community – the first-ever in the UK – is all about celebrating the amazing things our apprentices achieve.

Join us and get connected. Get networking. Get inspired. And get support.

Our community brings together inspiring people – like Amar Rai (now systems engineer at CISCO), Joshua Uwadiae (founder and CEO of WeGym), Nazir Hanif (project manager at Barclays) and Angel Sequeira (IT security specialist at Nomura). You can join too. Our alumni are trailblazers leading the way in digital careers.

Alumni perks


Connect with us

Socials like treasure hunts, movie nights, escape rooms and coding tournaments (with free food and drinks – of course).

Build your portfolio

Career-boosting events – like guest talks and networking events with exciting employers and industry speakers.

Develop your skills

Get a discount on 1,250+ QA courses to develop your skills further.

Feature in our latest podcast

Join our FutureProof Careers podcast. Get savvy on hot career topics.

Reach a new milestone

Go to the annual alumni awards dinner (a black-tie event – with dinner and drinks).

Alumni Blue

Our VIP Alumni Blue members are a big deal. They’re former QA apprentices who are doing remarkable things – like running start-ups and reaching new heights in their careers and education. They’re regulars at our events – so come and have a chat with them.

Technology and Product Administrative Assistant, Financial Times
Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship achiever

Roberta Baah

Technical Solutions Architect, Collier Pickard
IT Level 3 apprenticeship achiever

Scott Nicol

Customer Service Team Leader, QA
Business Admin Level 3 apprenticeship achiever

Hayley Webb

Business Management for Fashion, Fashion Retail Academy
Digital Marketing apprenticeship achiever

Vanessa Cowpland

IT Security Specialist, Nomura
IT Level 3 and Associate Project Manager Level 4 apprenticeship achiever

Angel Sequeira

System Engineer, CISCO
Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship achiever

Amar Rai

Founder and CEO, WeGym
IT Level 3 apprenticeship achiever

Joshua Uwadiae

Blue benefits

Blue membership comes with some fantastic extra benefits:

  • One-to-one mentoring sessions with our senior leadership team
  • A free QA course each year (1,250+ to choose from)
  • Work for free from any QA office in the UK (with WiFi, coffee and cookies)
  • Alumni Blue advantage card for discounts and event entry
  • Media and PR opportunities (you could be on the news)





Want to be Blue?

Think you have what it takes to join Alumni Blue and represent QA? We open applications twice a year – if there’s a spot with your name on it, complete the Blue challenge.

Vanessa explains why she wanted to be Blue.

Watch here

Our alumni events

We run some great events. We’d love it if you came along. Go with a buddy or two from the alumni crowd. Or be brave. Fly solo. Don’t worry, we’re a friendly bunch – you’ll feel at home in no time.

Expect podcast recordings, tech mastermind breakfasts, themed movie nights (with popcorn, of course), scavenger hunts (who says we’re too old), tech tournaments and more. See you there.

Retro Movie Night

QA Alumni and Apprentices came together at International House for our Retro Movie Night! Before kicking back and watching the 80's classic Ghost Busters, our apprentices had the chance to pick the brains of our guest speakers Paul Frampton and Jack Parsons - both of whom are successful CEO's at their respective organisations. 

There was popcorn - in our customised popcorn boxes , pizza, bean bags and we even had a big movie  screen! 




Quiz night

At our quiz night, over 45 QA alumni and current apprentices packed out the lobby of London’s International House for pizza, chat and many, many rounds of trivia – unusual taglines, popular songs, famous faces and more.

Competition was fierce but the mighty Team 5 took home the grand prize.

FutureProof Careers podcast recording

Apprenticeship alumni Amar, Angel and Asher took over the recording studio to star in the first-ever episode of our new podcast, FutureProof Careers. We’re so excited to launch our podcast – look out for your chance to get involved next time.

Alumni Blue dinner at Sky Garden

We dined with a spectacular view over London – at the Sky Garden, on top of the famous Walkie Talkie building. For food, views, and great discussion. We talked about improving mental health at work, and how important it is to have a solid support network.

Treasure hunt

Do ye know any good pirate jokes? Well, neither do ayyye! We had so much fun hunting for treasure. After a cheeky welcome drink, we raced around the Tower of London and St. Katharine Docks. Solving clues. Winning prizes. And we announced the latest VIPs to join our Alumni Blue club.

Alumni launch

Our launch party kicked off with an intro from QA Managing Director, Ben Pike. There was an alumni panel discussion, a fun networking session (during the England-Belgium match – we couldn’t miss the football) and top tips on how to get a strong network going by keynote speaker Penny Power (Order of the British Empire recipient and CEO/founder of The Business Café).


Who can join the alumni community?

Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship, you can join our alumni.

Who can join the alumni community?

Where do the events happen?

Our events run in London, but we’re going nationwide soon. In the meantime, come join us there – if it’s not too far.

Where do the events happen?

Can I take part in alumni events whilst I’m still on my apprenticeship?

We love enthusiasm. Yes, there are some alumni events you’re welcome to join – even if you haven’t quite finished your apprenticeship yet. Check out the event you’re interested in for details.

Can I take part in alumni events whilst I’m still on my apprenticeship?

Can I still join if I finished an apprenticeship but now I’ve started another one?

Yes, if you’ve completed an apprenticeship with QA before – of course. Join us. We’d love to hear what you’re up to on your new apprenticeship.

Can I still join if I finished an apprenticeship but now I’ve started another one?

Is it free to join the alumni community?

It sure is. Our events, activities, perks and alumni membership are all totally free.

Is it free to join the alumni community?